Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Galleria Italia

I love this space in the Art Gallery of Ontario (AGO) which was one of the major additions to the gallery during the Frank Gehry designed renovations completed in 2008. It was named the Galleria Italia as a tribute to the 26 Toronto families of Italian descent who contributed $13 million towards the construction. The space stretches almost 600 ft along the front of the building above Dundas St giving you a wonderful view of the street below and the of the Victorian buildings across the road. It is a warm lovely space now being used as the site of the gallery's espresso bar but it has also been used for sculpture exhibits in the past.  This pic was taken at that magical time in the evening when the sky is like a jewel!

16 comments:

Bill Nicholls said...

Thats neat, very nave like

Kate said...

The building itself looks like a jewel, and you took a wonderful photo. Frank Gehry is a genius!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Fantastic space Pat.. Mr Gehry is quite the architect!

Sharon said...

Beautiful shot. This is a very attractive space.

Karen said...

What a lovely space, and the sky is marvellous!

Lowell said...

Amazing! And once again, I'm very jealous of you living in such a great city! Must be nice sitting there with a cup of java looking out over the city!

TexWisGirl said...

really lovely curves.

Laura. M said...

The structure, the gallery, the sky and the tribute ... Everything is a gem. Pat!!!

LOLfromPasa said...

Fantastic architecture and I do think you captured it well. I would find that a difficult shot.

William Kendall said...

That is a beautiful promenade!

It's been too long since I've been there... before that work was done.

Jack said...

This is a terrific space, RedPat, and your image shows it off nicely.

Randy said...

Nice design.

Weekend-Windup said...

Beautiful construction. Love the arch...

Andy said...

Nice capture of the perspective.

JM said...

Fabulous perspective! Love it.

EG CameraGirl said...

Nice photo of a lovely space. This photo is wonderful, RedPat.